How Can You Access a Personal Injury Attorney If You Need Help in Making Decisions?

Although many personal injury claims are for recoverable injuries, sometimes people are injured so badly that they require lifelong support. A serious head injury particularly impedes one’s ability to make decisions in their best interest.

Everyone should be entitled to receive compensation for their injury, even if they’re not able to make that decision themselves. But, what is the legal definition of competence and capacity? Furthermore, how can you go about supporting someone with such a claim?

What is Competence and Mental Capacity?

Under U.S. law, everyone is assumed to possess the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves unless proven otherwise. Mental capacity is decision specific, so someone may be able to make a decision about their daily lives but be unable to consent to a personal injury case. Read more from this article:


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